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Beacon plan pointer to community involvement

Wilson, K. (1990) Beacon plan pointer to community involvement. Elders Weekly, 16 August 1990. pp. 38-39 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Newspaper article by Ken Wilson.

Gives a case study of John Dunne's property in Beacon and the landcare measure he put in place to arrest soil degradation. A clever system of banks and dams prevents virtually any spill over and flooding. The biggest barrier to implementing these systems is the cost involved in such a large capital project. This article calls for government support for property owners wanting to install dramatic conservation systems and land restoration efforts.

This article contains three photographs: John Dunne at a new dam site on his property; a crowd watching a demonstration of tree planting machine on the bank of the Beacon River; and two year 8 students, Shaun Shadbolt and Brendon Jones, next to a strategically planted tree.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1990 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
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